A resurgence in tensions between Iran and US and UK allies in the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to impact the Middle East cruise sector based on past experience.
How many cruise passengers have caught COVID-19 aboard ships that have resumed service since the pandemic began? And is it safe to take a cruise yet? Here’s what the numbers say.
Saudi Arabia cruises and the opening up of the country to cruise tourism will remove two key challenges that have long held the Middle East cruise sector back, and create three opportunities […]
The CDC’s updates to the Conditional Sailing Order regarding the resumption of cruises from the US were initially welcomed by the cruise industry, but now the latest guidance issued by the agency […]
The new Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal, which received its first cruise ships earlier this month, is a leap forward in terms of Dubai’s cruise infrastructure and position as a leading winter cruise […]
Just a few days after it was reported Royal Caribbean have been forced to suspend the hiring of crew from India due to a surge in cases there, it’s become apparent that […]
Cruise lines are increasingly making moves to homeport their cruise ships in the Caribbean and offer fly-cruise packages to the North American market as US transportation and health authorities continue to assess […]
Just days after the British government indicated that it would once more allow cruise ships to sail from ports in England, several of the world’s largest cruise lines announced roundtrip UK 2021 […]
Royal Caribbean’s decision to homeport Odyssey of the Seas in Israel for the upcoming summer cruise season underscores the growing importance of the Middle East cruise market.
The cruise industry, beleaguered by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, will face a dilemma in 2021 as several dozen cruise ships ordered during the boom years of 2017 and 2018 are readied for […]
For the beleaguered UAE cruise sector attempting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the UAE-Israel ‘peace deal’ is a welcome boon.
From steel cutting and coin ceremonies to float outs and deliveries, what are the key stages involved in a new cruise ship’s construction? RELATED: Industry: How do you build the first go-kart race […]
Dubai’s resilience as a cruise destination has shone through in the last few weeks as cruise lines begin to develop itineraries for the 2021 and 2022 winter seasons, with several major lines […]
Cruise lines are closely watching the CDC’s No Sail Order extensions and deadlines, cancelling cruises up to a month after the revolving deadline because of the difference between a warm lay-up and […]
Carnival Corp has sold eight of the 18 ships earmarked for retirement from the fleet, with all eighteen of the ships being let go having now been announced. Carnival Corporation is selling […]
The 2020/21 cruise season has gotten the go-ahead from Dubai Tourism authorities, but it’s unlikely to look anything like the bumper season seen last year.
During the last financial crisis in 2008, none of the major cruise lines failed, and the travel sector proved largely resilient, but this crisis is far deeper, and hitting the industry much […]
The European cruise is the first to open up substantially as European nations begin to get a hold on the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED: Damage to cruise industry from coronavirus captured in a single […]
When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, forcing governments to impose lockdowns around the world and bringing entire industries to a halt, it was expected that the cruise industry was going to take […]
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the cruise industry has been staggering, and now it’s starting to permanently change the make-up of the global fleet, with more than a dozen […]